Space exploration has come a long way since the first primitive satellites—we’ve visited all the canonical planets, and laid the groundwork for the next stage of discovery and colonization. A new, more lasting space race is about to begin. Here’s the second part of our 100-year forecast of future space exploration.
Thanks to New Horizons, we’ve completed the preliminary reconnaissance of the Solar System. Now it’s time to send man across our cosmic neighborhood. Here’s what that mission might look like in a few decades.
We've yet to see it, but it’s certainly making its presence felt.
The truth is out there...
The solar neighborhood is a dynamic and ever-changing environment—and it wasn’t always the placid, low-key one we know today. Some of its residents have included—or will include—eclipsing binaries, giant stars, and side-swiping interlopers. Here’s a look at our Sun’s most thrilling past and future encounters.
Pluto just got another sibling.
At least we won't be around to have to say goodbye...?
The hunt is yielding more clues.
Complex simulations follow the hypothetical trail of Planet Nine.
If losing Pluto left a hole in your heart, consider filling the void with Planets Nine and Ten.
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